Analects 14.24

Original Text:

子曰古之学者为己今之学者为人

Translation:

Other Translations:

The Master said, “In ancient times scholars learned for their own sake; these days they learn for the sake of others.”

Confucius, & Slingerland, E. (2003). Analects: With selections from traditional commentaries. Hackett Publishing.

The Master said, Formerly people studied to improve themselves; now they do so to impress others.

Confucius, & Watson, B. (2007). The Analects of Confucius. Columbia University Press.

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